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Esad Çatak

Associate

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Esad Çatak is an associate in Lexist’s Arbitration team, specializing in construction and investment disputes.

He has extensive practical expertise in international arbitrations under the rules of various international arbitration institutions, such as ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and LMAA. Esad’s practice covers representing governments in investment treaty arbitrations and employers and contractors in international construction disputes, as well as pre- and post-dispute settlement negotiations.

Esad’s experience at Lexist includes representing the Republic of Turkey in an investment treaty arbitration against an Italian investor in a dispute arising out of a renewable energy project. He has also represented a Turkish oil and construction company in an arbitration seated in London, as well as the Republic of Turkey in an ICSID arbitration concerning the Republic’s compliance with the BIT between Turkey and the UK, which the team won.

Esad received his honours degree from the prestigious law faculty of Bilkent University in Ankara and continues his LL.M. studies at Koç University in Istanbul with a particular focus on international commercial arbitration. Esad completed his legal internship in the Arbitration team of Lexist and worked in leading Turkish law firms both as an intern and associate. During his time in other law firms, Esad advised in the preparation and management of construction contracts, assisted clients in claim management matters, and represented parties in international construction arbitrations.

Practices

– Dispute resolution 
– Arbitration
– International Commercial Arbitration
– International Investment Arbitration

Sectors

– Infrastructure

– Construction

Memberships

– Istanbul Bar Association

– ICC YAAF

– Young ICSID

– Young ICCA

– LCIA YIAG

– EDAC

Education

– LL.M. Koç University

– LL.B. Bilkent University

Languages

– Turkish
– English